Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend Fun Times

Its Monday afternoon and the long Easter weekend is NEARLY over - but not quite, its been a pretty quiet "Stay-cation" for us. Time was spent walking, hanging out with friends, watching movies and sewing. Also there was obviously time spent eating Easter treats!

I actually didn't take many photos this weekend - perhaps a sign of a weekend spent truly relaxing?

However, here are a few things we got up to - firstly we opened up the amazing Easter treats we received from Alicia and Bear. This is only a small sample of the goodies they gave us! Bunnies and Hello Kitty for the win!

My friend Alice had a crafty afternoon gathering at her house - we made flower crowns and chocolates and general had a fun time catching up. Here's my first ever flower crown! I think Desiree would be proud.
Rich and I took a walk in Central Park, which is located about 10 minutes from our apartment. It was looking pretty autumnal, this weekend has definitely felt like autumn (unlike last weekend where it felt like winter!).

 I also did some sewing, I made a gold lurex wrap dress from some of the fabric I bought at fabric-a-brac. I think I made the dress a little bit big, but that's ok as its a wrap dress I can still "make it work" I will post some outfit posts soon.
My version may be slightly less polished than the example shown in Chic & Simple Sewing (I used the classic wrap dress pattern from this book). But mine has sparkles and looks kind of disco!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, whatever you got up too! May be difficult to return to the "real world" of work tomorrow.


JuanitaTortilla said...

It's such a long weekend, isn't it?
You're going to have this Friday off too? For Anzac Day?
Long weekends are officially boring for us because it's so quiet here and we have no friends to hang out with. Should spend time sewing, I suppose.

A bigger wrap dress could be a good thing!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

You did a wonderful job of your beautiful crown! It sounds like you paced yourself well during the four days, some relaxation and some busyness, very good for the soul. Your bush pics are beautiful and I'm very much looking forward to seeing the lurex frock! xoxo

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I can't wait to see the finished dress on you. You look gorgeous in the flower crown. Very Des. I'm so envious that you get a real Autumn over there. I'm so sick of our endless summer! Xx

Vix said...

Presents, sewing and wandering - that sounds like a perfect weekend. xxxx

Curtise said...

Such cute gifts, a lovely walk, and that adorable flower crown - fabulous! Looking forward to seeing the lurex dress being modelled. xxx

Louise said...

It sounds like you had a great Easter! I love the floral crown- it looks amazing, and the colours are gorgeous. The park looks beautiful, too. (Although everything does during Autumn, doesn't it?!) I love the fabric of the dress and I'm sure it will look fantastic on you! Can't wait to see it on. xx

alicia said...

i'm so happy you like your bounty of american easter treats! too many cute things to resist!

i can't wait to see gold lurex in action! <3 <3 <3

Kura Carpenter said...

lovely treats!